News tagged with rhythm

New regulator of circadian clock identified

Daily sleeping and eating patterns are critical to human well-being and health. Now, a new study from Concordia University has demonstrated how the brain chemical dopamine regulates these cycles by altering the activity of ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Hold the phone for vital signs

An iPhone app that measures the user's heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually ...

dateOct 06, 2011 in Engineering
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Study shows experimental drug cuts stroke risk

(AP) -- An experimental drug reduces the stroke risk in patients with irregular heartbeats by more than three times, compared with the popular drug warfarin - but possibly at a cost, according to new research released Sunday.

dateAug 30, 2009 in Medications
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